The Independence Park Institute (IPI) offers a variety of workshops encompassing many interests and grade levels. History is our focus, however, components from multiple disciplines are frequently utilized that could be used in many curriculum areas. These workshops are hands-on learning experiences that involve using Independence National Historical Park as a classroom. It is a classroom where there is much to learn, teach, and encounter.July 8-11, 2013
2013 Summer Teachers InstituteWashington's Philadelphia Campaign:Bring history to your students and your students to history! [flyer]
The Philadelphia Campaign was a pivotal turning point in the American Revolution and is easily explored today in the parks and historic areas surrounding Philadelphia. We will start our week with a dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence at Independence Hall as we tour Olde City Philadelphia. We will end the week at Valley Forge, meeting with Commander-in-Chief, General Washington. Teachers will experience place-based learning as we tour historic sites of Washington's Philadelphia Campaign of 1777-1778. This professional development workshop will provide teachers with primary source materials, instructional strategies, and history content to enrich teaching the American Revolution. The workshop will balance field trips, guest speakers, classroom instruction and collegial interaction with educators, scholars and historians.
Did You Know?
The Justice Bell is an early replica of the Liberty Bell. Ordered during the Women’s Suffrage Movement by Katherine Ruschenberger, it traveled all over as a symbol of suffrage. Now it rests at Valley Forge. Women gained the right to vote with the 19th Amendment in 1920.